The six days of Genesis 1 are long periods of time




There is a widespread belief in many Churches that the ‘days’ of Genesis are not normal 24-hour days, but long periods of time (that is, those days were thousands, millions, or even billions of years in duration).




According to the Holy Scriptures, the six days of Genesis chapter 1 were days of 24 hours, for at the end of each day it is written: “And there was evening, and there was morning ….” (Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31 – NIV). That is confirmed by what God said to the Israelites when He gave them the commandment concerning the Sabbath day, that is, the seventh day of the week. Here are the words of God: “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it” (Exodus 20:8-11).